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mwt1980
07-25-2010, 6:23 PM
What do you guys prefer for your polymers and your 1911s.... Oil or Grease? Why?

HPGunner
07-25-2010, 6:25 PM
I use a little of both. grease the rails and oil in areas where there is friction and grease can't get too.

Legasat
07-25-2010, 7:01 PM
I just use FP-10. No grease. Works fine.

BigDogatPlay
07-25-2010, 7:20 PM
With the title of "Lube?" the thread had so many more possibilities....... just sayin.

domokun
07-25-2010, 7:22 PM
Slide-Glide Standard or Heavy.
http://www.brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html

jdg30
07-25-2010, 7:35 PM
For all my guns (most are polymer), I use Hoppe's #9 for general cleaning if the guns are pretty dirty. For general cleaning, lubrication and wiping down my guns I use Breakfree CLP. I usually lubricate the slide rails and lubrication points on my guns with a few drops of either Breakfree or Militec 1 synthetic lubricant. I haven't ever had any problems using these cleaners/lubricants and function has been great on all my firearms.

Chief-7700
07-25-2010, 8:00 PM
Weapons Shield for all the steel 1911s.

gorenut
07-25-2010, 8:04 PM
Slide-Glide Standard or Heavy.
http://www.brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html

ditto. Except I use Medium on rail and on my P-series, Lite on tighter places and on the slide of my Sig Pro. I use CLP or oil on pivoting parts like the hammer.

slik556
07-25-2010, 8:07 PM
When it comes to the rails I always go with Slide Glide especially when talking the 1911 or any full railed pistol with all the rail contact. Much better than the thinner oils.

ZombieTactics
07-25-2010, 8:14 PM
Tetra Gun Grease for just about everything presently, as it just works so well for me. I am also experimenting with using M7Pro "LPX" ... seems to work great so far.

gadjeep
07-25-2010, 8:42 PM
super lube synthetic grease works pretty darn well.

OneSevenDeuce
07-25-2010, 8:55 PM
CLP, all the time, everywhere.

Colt
07-25-2010, 9:46 PM
Formerly used Gun Butter, but for the last couple years I've used Militec-1 exclusively. Awesome stuff.

I don't own any plastic pistols.

wjc
07-25-2010, 9:54 PM
1911

Grease on metal on metal, oil on everything else

1911Operator
07-25-2010, 10:08 PM
i put clp on a q-tip and slide it on the rails. not too heavy or too light, just enough.

1nsanity
07-25-2010, 10:29 PM
I also tend to put some grease on the sear and any internals that have metal to metal friction...

Off topic, spit has it's uses also...

faterikcartman
07-25-2010, 10:51 PM
Wilson's Ultima-Lube grease and oil.

I also use Eezox and think it's great -- and even smells great with big WAF.

Verci0013
07-25-2010, 10:56 PM
For such an instrument of precision, one can only use the finest oil given from the excretion a tear duct can produce from a Tyrannosaurus Rex while being put into submission by my own bare hands. Until I can find such an animal, I would settle with Ballistol on all my Firearms. :)

Rule .308
07-26-2010, 12:30 AM
Ballistol FTW

dadoody
07-26-2010, 12:34 AM
CLP is default lube since it lubes ok, but protects from corrosion best.

Tetra gun grease I use sometimes on high stress parts like the rail.

GŁnter
07-26-2010, 12:40 AM
For such an instrument of precision, one can only use the finest oil given from the excretion a tear duct can produce from a Tyrannosaurus Rex while being put into submission by my own bare hands. Until I can find such an animal, I would settle with Ballistol on all my Firearms. :)

+2 Stuff cleans powder residue, corrosive crap, lubricates, finishes wood, enviromentally friendly. What more can you ask for?

luckystrike
07-26-2010, 12:49 AM
Breakfree CLP for moving parts, remoil for rustprone finishes.put a deciet amount on any metal that rubs on metal. rack the slide back several times and any excess oil will be pressed out.
also I would advise that you not use any type of grease on pivoting/rotating parts such as AK/AK bolts.

OmutaX
07-26-2010, 2:33 AM
Weapon Shield FTW. I've read that it was made by the creator of FP-10 (which I loved) and Weapon Shield is the spiritual successor. I find it easy to believe as both smell oddly delicious. Their customer service is AWESOME too.

3GunFunShooter
07-26-2010, 6:15 AM
Glide Slide on rails and barrel, Mil-Tec on the rest.

windrunner
07-26-2010, 7:31 AM
Militec for everything.

http://www.militec1.com/

FeuerFrei
07-26-2010, 8:14 AM
I use a little of both. grease the rails and oil in areas where there is friction and grease can't get too.

This.
No argument here other than what brand to use.

drunktank
07-26-2010, 8:28 AM
^^^DITTO^^^

Slammy
07-26-2010, 8:31 AM
Been using Slide Glide on my new PX4 and it works great. Stays where ya put it and is easy to clean and reapply.

dilligaffrn
07-26-2010, 8:31 AM
CLP

1nsanity
07-26-2010, 8:42 AM
Been giving Milcomm TW25B a go recently since i was hearing a lot of positive feedback from people I know...

MarioS
07-26-2010, 1:41 PM
CLP for everything and anything when I had a bunch of polymer framed pistols. Kept my Glocks and XD's running great and they showed very little wear at all after thousands of rounds; they looked younger and less used than they were. Now that I own a 92FS that will see a lot of rounds, I'm going to give Brian Enos' Slide-Guide a try for the slide rails.

POLICESTATE
07-26-2010, 1:43 PM
M-Pro 7 oil on my guns, I don't own any polymers but I'm sure I'd use the same oil on them too.

AlliedArmory
07-26-2010, 3:20 PM
Either BrakeFree CLP or Hoppes Oil. Both metal and polymer guns.

Sharpasacrayon
07-26-2010, 3:23 PM
Grease on the 1911's, Slip 2000 on everything else.

Donk310
07-26-2010, 3:40 PM
Bearing grease... from Pep Boys. Mainly because its what I have... and it works.

JMB1911
07-26-2010, 8:09 PM
Mobil 1 Synthetic blend 5W-20 on everything. Got plenty of it and it's never given me problems :)

Red Devil
07-26-2010, 8:10 PM
CLP Break-free.

...even brush my teeth w/ the stuff. (great for plaque :D)

wjc
07-26-2010, 8:14 PM
CLP Break-free.

...even brush my teeth w/ the stuff. (great for plaque :D)

You sir, are a True Believer [TM] :D

bombadillo
07-26-2010, 8:14 PM
Lately it has been Valvoline or Mobil 1 full synthetic 60w motor oil. I never in a million years thought it would work so well, but its working in all my pistols, 1911's, plastic guns, AR's, and I've tried everything but the shotgun so far. You can get a quart of it for 7-10 bucks most places that sell auto parts and it'll last you forever. I've replaced just about everything except CLP.

spencerhut
07-26-2010, 8:36 PM
Someone once told me . . .

If it slides, grease it.

If it spins, oil it.

Still sort of applies to guns. Metal slide to frame, a light grease or even a 50/50 mix of Mobile1 oil and Mobile1 grease.

Little bits, oil.

Red Devil
07-26-2010, 9:37 PM
For your 1911...

Field strip it down to metal, clean it w/ LPS-3, spray everything but the bore w/ a healthy dose of DuPont Teflon, then throw it on an old cookie sheet and bake it in an oven for an hour at 350f. (while you take the wife out to dinner :D )

After it cools, wipe it down, reassemble and add non-metal parts, and then just put a little grease on the rails for cushion.

Zero wear Slick-50 1911.


Works great for revolvers too.

FailedAngrMgmt
07-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Ballistol FTW

this...FTW

Donk310
07-27-2010, 6:06 AM
Someone once told me . . .

If it slides, grease it.

If it spins, oil it.

Still sort of applies to guns. Metal slide to frame, a light grease or even a 50/50 mix of Mobile1 oil and Mobile1 grease.

Little bits, oil.

Yes. OR.... you can just grease it all. OR.... you can oil it all.

spencerhut
07-27-2010, 6:20 AM
Yes. OR.... you can just grease it all. OR.... you can oil it all.

Eh . . sort of. Really depends on how well and how long you want the gun to run. Different guns require different types and quantities of lube and it changes if you are in the sandbox or in a cold climate.

Shenaniguns
07-27-2010, 6:54 AM
Weapon Shield FTW. I've read that it was made by the creator of FP-10 (which I loved) and Weapon Shield is the spiritual successor. I find it easy to believe as both smell oddly delicious. Their customer service is AWESOME too.


This, I use the CLP and Grease.

Donk310
07-27-2010, 7:34 AM
Eh . . sort of. Really depends on how well and how long you want the gun to run. Different guns require different types and quantities of lube and it changes if you are in the sandbox or in a cold climate.

I suppose you're right. I don't really know much about that, but for the local range shooters like myself... whatever your fancy is... . 16 years with a lot of my guns, they still work!

Sheepdog1968
07-27-2010, 4:23 PM
I clean with either Breakfree CLP or RemOil Wipes. Then, on rails I use Grease (Jardine's stuff). I don't think there is anything magical about what I use. I think the majority of them will work just fine. Most people will never shoot enough rounds through a firearm to see a difference by various lubrication choices. My guess is that you will likely need to be in the 100,000 round range before you would start to notice a difference but that is just an educated guess.

dadoody
07-27-2010, 5:32 PM
Militec for everything.

http://www.militec1.com/

Miltec is ok. It's a decent lube; however, you really need to be on top of your maintenance, because it's a lube only. Does not protect from corrosion at all.

If you can spare the time to clean and oil when storing, and then militec1 before shooting, it could be good. But if you only leave Militec1 on and don't oil at all, you're gun'll be pitted pretty soon.